New Mailing List

How to Request

Click the Request Mailing List button.

Service Description

A mailing list is simply a list of addresses to which the same information is being sent. If you were a magazine publisher, you would have a list of the mailing addresses of all the subscribers to the magazine. In the case of an electronic mailing list, we use a list of email addresses from people interested in hearing about or discussing a given topic.

Two common types of email mailing lists are announcement lists and discussion lists.

Announcement lists are used so that one person or group can send announcements to a group of people, much like a magazine publisher's mailing list is used to send out magazines. For example, a band may use a mailing list to let their fan base know about their upcoming concerts.

A discussion list is used to allow a group of people to discuss topics amongst themselves, with everyone able to send mail to the list and have it distributed to everyone in the group. This discussion may also be moderated, so only selected posts are sent on to the group as a whole, or only certain people are allowed to send to the group. For example, a group of model plane enthusiasts might use a mailing list to share tips about model construction and flying.

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Standard Features 

  • Through-the-web list creation and removal (with automatic support depending on the MTA)
  • Emergency moderation
  • Regular expression based topic filtering
  • Through the web membership management
  • Through the web administrative requests pages
  • Moderated newsgroup support
  • Flexible moderation and privacy controls
  • Subscription invitations
  • Auto-response controls.
  • User controllable delivery options


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Roles and Responsibilities

User Responsibilities

  • To maintain list of active users to the created list
  •  To maintain active list of Administrators and Moderators

Service Provider Responsibilities

  • To provide access in case of loss of password or malfunction
  • To provide some guidance in setting options.

Service Audience

All ISU faculty, and staff requiring access to perform their job duties


Request Mailing List


Service ID: 30348
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